Pressure Builds on EPA to Revise Waiver Rule
December 13, 2019 6:57AM CST
Agriculture could breathe a sigh of relief with breakthroughs this week on trade, but biofuels advocates are still applying pressure on the Trump Administration to revise the EPA’s proposal for biofuel volumes next year. Iowa Corn Growers Association president Jim Greif says the proposal does not fulfill what President Trump promised to farm state senators earlier this year.
Greif says the deal reached with the president called for the EPA to account for gallons not blended because of small refinery waivers issued in previous years, rather than a prediction by the Department of Energy for waivers that could be issued over the next year.
Greif warns that the difference could come to 580 million fewer gallons of ethanol produced each year.